Striking hue, depth and clarity; the bouquet and palate sing in unison with a rich barcode of black cherry and stitches of cedary French oak and fine-grained tannins. Its balance and length are impeccable.
Ferric red. An animated uplift of so many desirable shiraz fragrances from
South Australia’s Coonawarra region. Liberated Mediterranean spices – paprika, rosemary, pink peppercorn – merge into scents of earthy,
gamey sautéed lentil, and then to those of steamed corned beef/silverside.
In parallel, charmed by wafts of the exposed top pastry layer of freshly baked strudel – still moist and imbued with rhubarb, date and preserved fig.
Cedar, cigar box French oak further confirming this marque’s style thumbprint. Convincingly, silverside/corned beef flavours best reflect this region’s matured 2016 shiraz fruit expression … freshness
insured with a cranberry and fresh date garnish. Dusty – undeniably terra rossa derived. Closer inspection reveals a brick dust textural mesh, reinforced by fine grained, chalky tannins. Focussed oak and bright acidity play an important supportive role. Subtle, layered. Lingers.
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